• Carole Crumley

    • Carole is an Episcopal priest and an experienced pilgrimage guide to sacred and secular sites throughout Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. Formerly Senior Program Director at Shalem, she is on the staff of our Going Deeper: Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership and our Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats Program and leads the e-course, “Opening to the Spirit,” for our online School of Contemplative Prayer.

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September 09, 2021 by Carole Crumley 12 Comments
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality.

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December 12, 2018 by Carole Crumley
Categories: Pilgrimage. Formats: Article, Article by Shalem Staff, eNews Article, and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

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We were 25 women standing in a large circle, arms outstretched, only touching one another by our fingertips. In the center of the circle stood Flirt, a 1200 pound horse. It was our job to keep Flirt inside the circle. It was Flirt’s job to get out.

Guess who won.

Flirt gave one little flick of her eye, glanced around the circle and simply walked out underneath one pair of outstretched arms.

This was part of an exercise that uses horses to give feedback on leadership qualities. The setting was a large exercise barn at a horse farm in the Pennsylvania countryside. The horses were teaching us which behaviors encouraged their trust and what led them to bolt and run, which actions engendered confidence and what confused them. In other words, how to lead.

April 04, 2016 by Carole Crumley 2 Comments
Categories: Contemplative Leadership and Spiritual Deepening. Tags: farm, horses, leadership, and peace. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

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April 04, 2014 by Carole Crumley
Categories: Uncategorized. Formats: Article, Article by Shalem Staff, and eNews Article.

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January 01, 2009 by Carole Crumley
Categories: Uncategorized. Formats: Article, Article by Shalem Staff, and eNews Article.